Improved Energy Detection Spectrum Sensing Method for OFDM-Based Cognitive Radio System

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 202)

Abstract

The spectrum sensing scheme which is used for detecting primary users in a licensed spectrum are essential to utilize the spectrum effectively for cognitive radio communication systems. As a matter of fact, sensing accuracy is regarded as the most important factor for spectrum sensing with the intension of sufficient protection for the primary user. A novel spectrum sensing scheme which exploits the cyclic prefix of an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol as well as idle period containing no information symbols is proposed in this chapter. From the analysis and simulation results, it shows that the proposed scheme can improve sensing accuracy and increase system throughput compared with the conventional scheme which uses only idle period.

Keywords

OFDM Cognitive radio Cyclic prefix Energy detection 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. HIT. NSRIF. 2010091), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61201143), the National Science Foundation for Post-doctoral Scientists of China (Grant No. 2012 M510956), and the Post-doctoral Funds of Heilongjiang Province (Grant No. LBHZ11128).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Communication Research Center, School of Electronics and Information EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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